Bill Clinton

BBC4’s The Vietnam War was unique, informative and shattering

26 October 2017 18:44

The Vietnam War BBC4 The BBC should be praised for showing all ten episodes of this unique, informative and shattering…

God will have the final say on Martin McGuinness

23 March 2017 20:08

Well, Sir Christopher Wren’s epitaph got an airing in St Columba’s church in Derry today for the funeral of Martin…

Clinton on Corbyn: ‘the maddest person in the room’

8 November 2016 15:12

Although Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers is rooting for Donald Trump tonight, it’s widely thought that — out of the two…

The women who paved the way for Hillary’s bid for the White House

19 September 2016 12:37

If Hillary Clinton wins she will be the first female president of the United States, taking over from the first…

Bill Clinton tries to solve Hillary’s inauthenticity problem. Did it work?

27 July 2016 7:56

So there we have it: Bill has backed his ‘best friend’ and wife Hillary Clinton for President. That he would…

The Tories’ adoption of the Living Wage is entirely bogus

6 September 2015 10:00

Was there ever a more unilluminating political idea — for voters rather than practitioners — than triangulation? For those readers…

The joke that stunted Alan Johnson’s career

13 January 2015 17:52

To the Oldie literary lunch where Mr S dined alongside the magazine’s editor Alexander Chancellor and Alan Johnson. Talk soon turned…

No, the Syrian civil war is not "Obama's Rwanda"

28 February 2013 15:30

Today’s Question To Which the Answer Is No is asked by Will Inboden over at Foreign Policy. To wit: Has…

Bill Clinton: The Great Communicator on Top Form - Spectator Blogs

6 September 2012 16:47

Barack Obama is a great orator  – something of which we shall doubtless be reminded tonight – but Bill Clinton…

Clinton hurts Obama

2 June 2012 15:15

Bill Clinton — the man who was such a thorn in Barack Obama’s side during the 2008 Democratic primaries —…

Gripped by ‘Dominion’

2 September 2011 11:27

What on earth is ‘Dominionism’? Lots of Americans who first heard the word just a few weeks ago are suddenly…

Osama Bin Laden’s death: the world responds

2 May 2011 10:32

We have already seen Barack Obama’s statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden. Below is more reaction from across…

From the archive: the consequences of Nato bombing Kosovo

25 March 2011 18:12

There are two reasons to return to the Kosovo Conflict for this week’s hit from the archives. First, of course,…

Cameron’s principled stand over Libya

13 March 2011 10:03

Slowly, David Cameron seems to be mutating into a hawk over Libya. I’ve been increasingly impressed with the way he…

The growing clamour for intervention

11 March 2011 17:37

In the last two days, Nato and European leaders have declared that Gaddafi must go, but both have baulked at…

Victory, but there’s little triumphalism as Republicans look to court America

3 November 2010 9:05

Hysteria has lapsed into disaffection: it was a bleak night for President Obama. But, despite the apparent immediacy of a…

Obama 2.0

14 October 2010 17:16

The piece in the New York Times magazine this weekend on the Obama presidency illustrates how far he has fallen.…

Next time, do a Bill

23 April 2010 10:32

So it’s all down to the next debate. The election will probably be decided in 90 minutes, each segment of…

The trials of being in a power couple

11 August 2009 12:32

It seems Hillary Clinton is smarting from her husband’s Korean coup. Exhibit A: her Q&A session with Congolese students yesterday,…

Not a patch on our scandals

11 July 2009 10:17

Inspired, perhaps, by The Spectator’s list of the top 50  political scandals, Bloomberg has run a list of the ten best…